Manasquan has one mile of sandy beaches located between the Manasquan inlet to the south and Sea Girt to the North. There are separate lifeguard stations with a flag system designating swimming, rafting and surf boarding areas. In addition there is a designated fishing area at the Inlet Beach. The blacktop walk way spans 8/10’s of a mile.
Manasquan has the only beach dedicated to the handicapped in the Jersey Shore area. Elks Beach provides handicapped parking and a wooden boardwalk to a platform on the beach. In addition, there are several large handicapped chairs available for the use of the beach and the water’s edge.
At Recreation Beach , an area is set aside for
volleyball, wiffleball and general games. On Tuesday evenings,
a local volleyball league participates at Main Beach.
All sports MUST be played on Recreation Beach.
The Inlet Beach is one of the finest surfing
beaches on the east coast and many contests are held there throughout
the summer. Visitors from all over the country have visited Manasquan
to surf at the Inlet Beach.
At Softball Beach, A Junior Lifeguard program is sponsored by the Manasquan Beach Patrol Lifeguards and it provides instruction in water safety and essentials of life guarding to kids ages 9-16. See below for information.
Manasquan Beach has 4 municipal parking lots and is within
walking distance from the train station which services
the NJ Transit System. Trains from New York City and Newark run
a regular schedule to Manasquan.
Food and Drinks are allowed on the beach
No alcohol or glass allowed on the beach.
Picturesque though they are, coastal sand dunes and Dune Grass serve a more important purpose than beauty. Dunes act as flexible barriers to ocean storm surges and waves, protect low-lying backshore areas, catch wind blown sand aiding in the prevention of beach erosion, and may provide a habitat for animails and birds. Dune Grass is very weak. If you step on it, the whole plant will die. With this mind, while you are enjoying our beaches please do not touch the Dune Grass. Thank you.